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May 2018

May Day (International Labor Day)

May 7, 2018
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day first of May, repeating indefinitely

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This holiday in the United States celebrates the shift to the standard eight hour work day. May Day can represent the beginning of spring in many other countries.

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Mother’s Day

May 13, 2018
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day second of May, repeating indefinitely

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Mothers Day is celebrated all over the world in which people give thanks to their mothers and celebrate motherhood.

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Ramadan

May 16, 2018 - June 14, 2018
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One event on May 16, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on May 6, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on April 24, 2020 at 12:00am

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Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. During Ramadan people fast from sunrise to sunset without any food or water. Eating and drinking only after sunset.

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Shavuot

May 19, 2018
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One event on May 19, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on June 8, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on May 28, 2020 at 12:00am

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Shavuot is a two day holiday where people renew their acceptance of God's gift, the Torah.

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Memorial Day

May 28, 2018
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day last of May, repeating indefinitely

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Memorial Day is a United States day for remembering all those who have died while serving in the armed forces.

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June 2018

Eid al-Fitr

June 15, 2018
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One event on June 15, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on June 4, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on May 24, 2020 at 12:00am

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Eid al-Fitr ushers in the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month. This end celebrates the end of the fasting for 29 to 30 days. *The actual dates of this holiday could vary depending on moonsighting.

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Father’s Day

June 17, 2018
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day third of June, repeating indefinitely

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Father's Day celebrates the influence and contribution that a father has made on one's life. It is a modern holiday so each family or individual has adapted their own traditions for this holiday.

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Duanwu Festival (Dragon Boat Festival)

June 18, 2018
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One event on June 18, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on June 7, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on June 25, 2020 at 12:00am

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The Duanwu Festival, also know as the Dragon Boat Festival commemorates the death of a Chinese poet named Qu Yuan. The festival includes racing dragon boats, hanging mugworts, calamus and the icons of Zhong Kui.

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August 2018

Day of Arafah

August 20, 2018
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One event on August 20, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on August 10, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on July 29, 2020 at 12:00am

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The Day of Arafah is the holiest day in Islam. On the Day of Arafah Muslim Hajj gather on Mount Arafah to pray to their Lord.

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Eid al-Adha

August 21, 2018
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One event on August 21, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on August 11, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on July 30, 2020 at 12:00am

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Eid al-Adha is know as the feast of sacrifice as a way of saying thanks for God's mercy. *The actual dates of this holiday could vary depending on moonsighting.

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Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi)

August 26, 2018
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One event on August 26, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on August 15, 2019 at 12:00am

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Raksha Bandhan celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters. The sister ties a rakhi or a sacred thread around the brother wrist and says a prayer for his safety and prosperity. The brother gives the sister a gift to show he will protect the sister.

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September 2018

Krishna Janmashtami

September 3, 2018
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One event on September 3, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on August 24, 2019 at 12:00am

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Krishna Janmashtami marks the birth of Krishna who is an incarnation of Vishnu. The celebration last 48 hours where traditional Hindu songs are sung and food made from milk and curds are made. Some Hindus fast for the first day opting to eat only during the second day.

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Rosh Hashanah (New Year)

September 10, 2018
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One event on September 10, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on September 30, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on September 19, 2020 at 12:00am

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Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish new year which celebrates the birthday of the universe, and the day God created Adam and Eve.

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Muharram

September 10, 2018 - October 9, 2018
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One event on September 10, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on August 30, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on August 20, 2020 at 12:00am

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Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar, and is one of four months in which fighting or waging war is forbidden. During this month many Muslims choose to fast.

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Ethiopian New Year

September 11, 2018
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One event on September 11, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on September 12, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on September 11, 2020 at 12:00am

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Large celebrations are made commemoration of the new year. The Ethiopian New year does not follow the traditional Gregorian calendar, it follows the Coptic calendar which has 13 months.

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